Students succeed together because Manawatū College works in partnership with whānau and the community to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, self esteem and attitudes needed to adapt to an increasingly changing world. We view learning as being enjoyable,
challenging and meaningful so that our students are inspired to become highly motivated and active participants in the learning process.
This is expressed in our motto: "Haere I tou kaha - Personal Best”.
Students are supported as we embed a culture of success by actively encouraging and celebrating academic, leadership, cultural and sporting achievement. Restorative processes address behavioural issues in a way designed to "put things right” and strengthen relationships. This allows students to learn and develop the skills required for personal and collective development.
Students are cared for within our MANA programme where a key value we hold as vital is that of respect. The MANA programme is alive in every classroom, every relationship, every communication and in our environment. Our focus is on the changing and varying needs of every student. We celebrate our diversity, seeing it as strength and as a powerful tool for educating the whole person and growing good citizens who celebrate life, accept differences and develop into active, independent and caring New Zealanders.
Each year the College enrols between 15 and 20 International Students – a mixture of fee-paying students, those on exchange programmes, and recent migrants. Their presence enriches the College.
A Dean of International Students has responsibility for our overseas students.